Potential application of LDPE plastic waste into tiles

Awang, Zarizi and M. Yusof, Nuur Asyikin and Tajul Baharuddin, Mohamad Faizal and Hashim, Nor Haslina and Mohd Arish, Nur Aini and Abdul Rahman, Mohd Fahrni (2020) Potential application of LDPE plastic waste into tiles. In: Construction Materials and Technology. Penerbit UTHM, pp. 45-58. ISBN 978-967-2389-63-7

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Plastic has interesting characteristics which makes it the most used material in the world. However, plastic is known to be a non-biodegradable material which unable to naturally decompost in soil and thus contribute to environmental issue. As alternative, plastic waste has been recycled to produce quality and sustainable construction materials as the source is abundant. Thus, this study is carried out to utilize plastic waste particularly low density polyethylene (LDPE) and with sand in manufacturing tiles in two different sand and plastic waste ratios of 2:1 and 2:2. The tiles manufactured were further analyzed for their water absorption and compressive strength. It was found that the tiles made of mixture ratio of 2:2 have higher compressive strength and lower weight compared to that of 2:1 ratio. The average weight of tiles for 2:1 ratio was 891.59 g, while ratio 2:2 produced tiles with weight of 1319.5 g. Tiles manufactured from the plastic waste also showed better water absorption and compressive strength compared to normal cement tiles.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Low density polyethylene; Plastic waste; Recycling; Tiles
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mrs. Siti Noraida Miskan
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 03:26
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2021 03:26
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2191

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